|Kelly set to go home in a rosewood frame from Frames by Mail|
I was more than pleased when the frame arrived on Friday, a day or two shy of the five business day standard deliver. That gave us more than enough time to assemble it before the kids got home from Chicago. They should be back by late this afternoon. So Ellis and I spent the morning putting everything together--the drawing, double mat, non acid backing, cardboard back filler, non-glare Plexiglas and the deep,rich rosewood frame I've been anxious to see in person. The simplicity of it and its rich warm eggplant veneer with subtle graining gives the drawing the elegant finish I thought it would. It's a great birthday present. I'm glad I decided I wanted it to be ready to be hung when they got it home. Frame stores aren't around every corner where they live.
A little double mat arrived in the same package. I got it for the hell-of-it. It's sized for shipping in an envelope via the post office. I got it for experimental purposes. I wanted it around to see if indeed a decent section of any daily sketch could be extracted from a larger drawing gone awry. It can. As alarming as it sounds, with the proper packaging, poor images can be made to look sign-able and saleable.